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Airfix TWO Mig-23 Flogger - B or E - Soviet Air Force - USAirfix Issue, 1/72, 4011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$27   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. 1980 issue that includes decals for both aircraft - natural finish and camo. Features moving elevators, optional position ventral fin, wings that swing, parts for either variant and some gear well detail. Both kits are never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1946 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors, added box artwork and molding the kit in bright yellow acetate plastic. That makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Revell Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden George - Takara Issue (N1K1Ja), 1/32, H170-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Very rare Revell Japan Takara 1/32 'George' from the 1970s. It is rumored that these molds were lost when the freighter carrying them sank in the Sea of Japan. Other molds lost on that ship were the 1/32 Oscar, Tony and Raiden (Jack). The parts are molded in the correct medium gray and clear for this issue. The kit features very fine panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling and optional position canopy, working flaps and drop tank/bomb load. There are decals for three Japanese aircraft and one for a captured USAAF evaluation aircraft. There is also the Revell Japan full color large print of two of the aircraft that can be built. Inside the model has never been started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Instructions and decals are as new. Shipping insurance is required for this model. Please note that the box would grade much higher, but there is clear tape on the lower end of all four box top sides.

AHM Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae, 1/87, SK-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box concave. HO scale model is very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Balboa-Katsumi Brass Southern Pacific Golden State - Streamliner Train Cars - Baggage Mail / Pullman Sleeper / Dining / Vista Dome / Observation, 1/87, 865

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$495   

Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. The Golden State is the rarest of the Balboa streamlined kits. It is rare to fine this complete set available and in factory-new condition. The set consists of a Baggage Mail Car, Pullman Sleeping Car, Dining Car, Vista Dome Coach and an Observation Car. All cars are internally lit. The original foam rubber and factory sealed coupler pockets are included, as well as coach seating kits sealed in the original bags. The paint is all factory and each car is as new. All cars are still protected in the original clear plastic sleeves. It would be difficult to find a better set. Postal insurance will be required.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$119   

Still factory sealed and dated 1963. This model is in amazing, investment-grade 'Mint' condition with an intact seal. This is the third issue of this kit and most likely from the mid to late 1960s. Please note that 100 price extension and there is no 'Famous Fighters' on the box side oval logo borders.

Revell DD-537 USS Sullivans Destroyer (Fletcher Class) - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/301, H305-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$175   

1955 Pre-'S' release in exceptional investment-grade 'Near Mint-' condition. Beautiful boxart has like-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tag or tag marks, no fading, tears, creases or missing litho, no tape (other than the factory sealing tape of course) and no repairs. The only flaws are very light, even general wear. Full hull kit with detailed deck, main 5 inch guns, anti-aircraft guns, torpedo tubes and more. It has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals flag sheet and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$225   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

Revell F-101A Voodoo - 'S' Issue, 1/75, H231-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$115   

1956 'S' issue that is close to 1/72 scale and very good kit of the early single seat Voodoo. Features all recessed panel lines (at a very early date), pilot and cockpit, full landing gear, three drop tanks as shown and the clear 'Revelving' swivel base globe stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Space Shuttle With Fuel Tank and Boosters, 1/72, 85-4170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$375   

Rare. Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top concave. 1999 issue of this very large 1/72 scale model features liquid fuel tank, two solid rocket boosters, detailed cargo bay and special stand. Has markings for several Shuttles - Enterprise, Discovery, Challenger and Atlantis.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$110   

Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61.

Aurora Bomarc IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$650   

1958 first and only release. Nice kit of the Bomarc in 1/48 scale with a full mobile launching trailer. Trailer has rotating wheels, tow bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that be displayed in 'travel' or 'launch' positions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals. The box has very good color, four solid corners (no repairs), no fading, stains or tears and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape). It does have moderate general wear as shown, a small (3/4" x 3/8") price tag tear on the left short side, edge wear (more on the on the left than the right) and litho chips on the top long side along the edge.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Air Lines - S Issue, 1/115, H255-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$245   

Rare 1957 'S' issue with the famous box art. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible. Please see the article about the mold conversion on this on this website. Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box displayed as 'Near Mint' but is only as 'excellent' because there is a 1"x1" area of impact damage on the lower long side, at the far lower right.

Aurora SSN585 Skipjack - World's Fastest Atomic Submarine, 1/228, 711-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Hard-to-find first Aurora issue of the famous Skipjack submarine. Dated 1959 and carries the correct oval sunburst logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Kit features moving hull and conning tower planes, display stand and a removable hatch revealing bulkheads and reactor detail. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra Helicopter, 1/32, H287

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$125   

Still factory sealed. 1969 dated soft box issue. Large 1/32 scale model is well detailed for that time featuring a 18 inch rotor span, full Lycoming T53 engine and removable cowl, complete interior and two pilots, moving gun turret, underwing stores and more.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet - Bonanza Airlines Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$135   

Still factory sealed. Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp.

Best 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner - (Later Aurora), 1/30, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. In the early 1950s Best Hobby Kits (Best Plastic Corporation of Brooklyn, NY) entered the infant USA plastic model kit market with a series of Indianapolis 500 winners. Six kits were issued - the 1920 Monroe Special, 1922 Murphy Special, 1931 Miller Special, 1935 Gilmore Special, 1940 Maserati Racer and 1953 Fuel Injection Special. The kits were priced correctly and featured 'Super Detailed' parts (for the time). It is unknown why the line failed to sell - it may have been distribution. Best was certainly not a large player in the business. The kit features real rubber Firestone racing tires, decals and some interior detail. The kit has not been started. All parts are still in the original 'krinkle' bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Balboa-Katsumi Brass Southern Pacific Coast Daylight - Streamliner Train Cars - Baggage Mail / Pullman Sleeper / Dining / Vista Dome / Observation, 1/87, 805

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$585   

Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid and 'very good++'. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. It is rare to fine this complete set available and in factory-new condition. The set consists of a Baggage Mail Car, Pullman Sleeping Car, Dining Car, Vista Dome Coach and an Observation Car. All cars are internally lit. The original foam rubber and factory sealed coupler pockets are included, as well as coach seating kits sealed in the original bags. The paint is all factory and each car is as new. All cars are still protected in the original clear plastic sleeves. It would be difficult to find a better set. Postal insurance will be required.

Monogram Slingshot Dragster - For Use With Jetex 50B or CO2 Capsule - 'Four Star' Issue, PC49-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$155   

Rare. Original 'Four Star' issue from 1959. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags and no missing or torn litho. Moderate corner wear on the left and minor corner wear on the right are the only flaws. The kit is molded in the correct high gloss dark blue, silver and black. Features driver, Chrysler dummy engine, six carburetors, drag 'slicks' and pin stripe decals. Includes rope guides and motor mount for powered racing. The instructions provide details on attaching the Jet-X unit to the car. The kit has never been started. NOTE: pinstripe decals are present but 'slingshot' and '7' are missing from the decal sheet. All parts have been inventoried complete including instructions and remaining decals.